Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Pipe Puzzle

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Pipe Puzzle

Jul 3, 2015

Today’s free app on the Amazon Appstore is Pipe Puzzle – Premium.

Product Features
100 levels
Intuitive gameplay
Hint system
HD graphics
Product Description
New addictive puzzle. Use your imagination and arrange the puzzle pipes and elbows to create a perfect piping connection between two points.

Find out how much fun could be delivered by the…pipes !

The game is usually $0.99.

Cross DJ Gets Colors and More in New Update

Cross DJ Gets Colors and More in New Update

Jul 2, 2015

Cross DJ, the incredibly engaging DJ application from Mixvibes, is receiving a pretty serious update.

What’s New
COLORS
• Change each deck’s color: blue, orange, red, yellow, green, purple, pink
• 49 combinations
PORTRAIT MODE
• Display a single player
• Big controls
DESIGN
• New music library
• Beatmatcher is back
• Main view: new key display, pitch sliders & sampler button
• If an FX, loop, EQ or sample is active, its tab button gets colored
• Full screen view
PERFORMANCE
• 2x faster track decoding
• Consumes less battery
+ Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 support

Cross DJ is available for $4.99 on Google Play. There is a free version available as well.

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Kids Paint

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Kids Paint

Jul 2, 2015

Today’s Amazon Appstore free app is Kids Paint, a painting program for children.

Kids Paint is a fun multi-touch painting program for kids. Whether you’re a big kid or a little kid, this app allows you to create colorful drawings, paintings, and doodles on your Android device.

Surprise Creations
Kids Paint features randomized colors and brush sizes making for truly unique creations that will even surprise the artist themselves. Start by choosing your background color (including gradients) using your trackball or the menu choices. Try a black background for dramatic results. Then simply tap with two fingers to draw lines. Have fun watching the brush sizes and colors change as your creation takes shape.

Messless and Magical
With Kids Paint, there is no need for messy clean-up or wastepaper baskets overflowing with crumpled drafts. If you make a mistake, you can easily undo step-by-step by pressing the back button of your phone or tablet. If you want to start over altogether, just shake your device and your entire drawing magically disappears.

Photo Fun
You can also draw directly over photos in Kids Paint. Take a picture with your phone’s camera and import the image directly to the app using the Search button. Now is the time to find out how you look with a thick green mustache or goofy rabbit ears. Share your creations with friends and family or save them to the album. Kids of all ages will have hours of fun painting, drawing, and doodling with Kids Paint.

The app is usually priced at $0.99.

Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey Launches on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey Launches on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Jul 2, 2015

G5 and Artifex Mundi are bringing a new game to Android users. This one is a hidden object mystery game called Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey.

Overcome your biggest fears in this heart-pounding adventure!
Alice Dahl is bogged down in her day-to-day routine, stuck in a dead-end office job but unable to leave due to personal fears. One day, while rushing to a client meeting in the rain, her car careens out of control and crashes. When Alice awakens, she finds herself in a hospital … or so she thinks. Help Alice defeat her inner demons, escape the mysterious place that lies between life and death and find her way back home in this incredible hidden object puzzle adventure! Conquer a mysterious Shadow and help Alice capture the opportunity, perhaps her last, to achieve a happy life.
TRY IT FREE, THEN UNLOCK THE FULL ADVENTURE FROM WITHIN THE GAME!
● 80 spine-tingling levels to master
● 21 exciting mini-games to play
● 17 encouraging achievements to earn
● Eight fabulous characters to meet
● Five magnificent dream worlds to explore
● Three play modes – casual, advanced, expert
● Amazing graphics and dramatic storyline
● Google Play game services support

As noted, it is available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore; it’s free with in-app purchases. Check out the trailer below:

AlphaBetty Saga Makes its Way to the Amazon Appstore

AlphaBetty Saga Makes its Way to the Amazon Appstore

Jul 2, 2015

Hit word game AlphaBetty Saga is expanding its horizons by becoming more available: it is now out on the Amazon Appstore.

AlphaBetty – a fun, new word game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga – King’s first, social, mobile word game!

Challenge your skills in a brand new, free word game that will take you on a rip-roaring adventure to the far-flung corners of the mouse world! Join Professor Alpha, Betty and their loyal friend Barney as they embark on an epic quest to collect new words and complete the Encyclopedia of Everything!

Journey to exotic lands in this top new word game and puzzle your way through over 100 cheesetastic levels of letter-linking fun!

Collect special characters on your travels to help you along the way, but watch out for those mousetraps and creeping vines!

Play on your own or take on your friends to see who can get the highest score in the best game to ever ignite your word skills!

Let the adventure begin!

AlphaBetty Saga is completely free to play, but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment.

We had an opportunity to review the game recently, and liked it; it is available for free (with in-app purchases).

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[Our Review]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Knock-Knock

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Knock-Knock

Jul 1, 2015

Today’s free app from Amazon is a horror game called Knock-Knock.

Three generations of Lodgers have occupied the cabin, but lately, the walls seem to undulate, skittering unknowns shift in the darkness, and an unruly growl seeps from the attic. Are they hallucinations pecking at the insomnia-afflicted Lodger, or the gnarled remnants of a darker secret?

The last rays of dusk fade, and the dreadful things come out to play.

Survive the night while maintaining the dilapidated cabin and preventing the threadbare sanity of the Lodger from unraveling completely. Hide from the grotesque intruders peering from the gloom and seek out the key to ending the Lodger’s ordeal.

The game is usually priced at $3.99

Get Digital Version of Kid Rock’s Born Free Album for $0.99

Get Digital Version of Kid Rock’s Born Free Album for $0.99

Jun 30, 2015

…yep, that’s right.

Google Play is offering Born Free by Kid Rock for $0.99.

Born Free is American artist Kid Rock’s eighth studio album. It released on November 16, 2010 with the title track being its lead single. The album is a rock and roll collaboration produced by Rick Rubin featuring several high profile artists such as, T.I., Sheryl Crow, and Bob Seger. This is Kid Rock’s first album not to feature a Parental Advisory sticker. It is also described as a country music album. Kid Rock described it as “very organic blues-based rock and roll”. Cable network TBS used the title track, “Born Free”, for its coverage of the 2010 Major League Baseball postseason. It was announced on June 16, 2011 that Born Free was certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipments in excess of one million copies. This gives Kid Rock his sixth Platinum album certification in the US. A Michigan only promotion was released with the album. It was a 4 song EP called “Racing Father Time”.
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The album boasts 13 tracks, and is available now.

[via Slickdeals]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book The Color Purple on Sale on Google Play and Amazon

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book The Color Purple on Sale on Google Play and Amazon

Jun 29, 2015

Fans of Alice Walker’s iconic book The Color Purple can pick up a copy of the electronic version for only $0.09 on Google Play Books and Amazon.

Yes, you read right: 9 cents.

Celie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.

The Color Purple’s deeply inspirational narrative, coupled with Walker’s prodigious talent as a stylist and storyteller, have made the novel a contemporary classic of American letters.

The e-book features a new introduction written by the author to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book as well as an illustrated biography of the author.

For those that are interested, Google Play Books also has The Color Purple Collection (three novels: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy) on sale as well, for the astounding price of only 0.17.

There’s no telling how long the sale will last, do get in while the gettin’ is good.

[Source: Google Play Books and Amazon via Slickdeals.net]

New York, New York…

New York, New York…

Jun 29, 2015

I might be giving up my reputation as a mover and shaker here, but New York City frazzles me. The Big Apple is busy, crowded, and literally never sleeps. Since moving away, I don’t necessarily miss the bright lights, but I can’t help but feeling a small sense of homecoming on the occasions that I return.

Walking own 34th, I did enjoy the sights, some of them old, some new. In the knick-knack shops that carry a lot of the keepsakes visitors treasure, one gets to see the same mini-statuettes, t-shirts, bedazzled hats and I LOVE NY paraphernalia that are as much a part of the experience as the landmarks. One thing that stood out was the sheer amount of mobile technology that is front and center in these stores. Even in the tight spaces, there is serious shelf space allocated to phones, cameras, selfie sticks, headphones… even drones. One hates to window shop, but it really cannot be helped; it’s a tech feen’s paradise.

I remember riding subways way back when. It was an impersonal affair, with the occasional appearance of a tape-laden Walkman. Now, it is still just as impersonal, but I was fascinated by how much of tech melting spot a single carverse could be. New Yorkers, as always, are not that enthralled with only the big brands. Beats headphones and iPhones were all over the place, but so where other brands. And yes, Android definitely has mindshare, with several devices from different manufacturers. When the Wall Street crowd hit the train, the technology pieces on display were pretty impressive. Just about everybody had a smartdevice of some kind, and a set of headphones to match. Power players in business suits rocking fitness bands.

The WTC Memorial was a whirlwind of activity, with a seemingly endless sea of people sharing in honoring those whose loss united the world. It was a somber moment, and touching those names is something one won’t soon forget. It was the one place that we saw the most selfie sticks, but they were probably used here rarely.

It’s a different world, and it is helped along, observed and recorded with personal gizmos most of us take for granted.

New York… technology melting pot.

Google Play Free App of the Week: Dr Panda & Toto’s Treehouse

Google Play Free App of the Week: Dr Panda & Toto’s Treehouse

Jun 29, 2015

This week, the family-themed free app of the week is Dr Panda & Toto’s Treehouse from Dr Panda Ltd. It is a creative collection of mini-games and creative adventures that should keep the young ones entertained for quite some time.

As an additional plus, the game has no in-app purchases.

Hi! I’m Toto the Turtle! I’ve just hatched and would love a friend to play with and take care of me! Can you help me?

I live in a big treehouse all by myself, and I need you to help me make food, wash up, and of course play together! I may be small, but I love to play! We can play basketball, or go on the tire swing, or even blow big bubbles! When we’re hungry, there’s a nice kitchen where we can make sandwiches or even big ice cream cones! All that playing is tiring, though, so I’m glad I have a comfy bed to sleep in! Will you help take care of me and play with me?

Key Features:
• Play all sorts of games with Toto, from bubbles to basketball! Toto will emote and react to everything you do to let you know how he feels!
• Cook lots of different dishes for Toto: make sandwiches, ice cream sundaes and more!
• Use a map to explore all 4 rooms in Toto’s tree house!
• Play however you want! No time limits or strict rules!
• No in-app purchases or third party ads

The game is usually priced at $3.99; to redeem your free copy, click on THIS LINK, and then click on the green Free App of the Week tab, which should lead directly to the free offering.

Enjoy!

[via Google Play]

Crescent Moon Hit Games Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars Now Free on Google Play

Crescent Moon Hit Games Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars Now Free on Google Play

Jun 26, 2015

Crescent Moon Games is making two of its hit titles for free; starting today, folks can pick up Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars for free.

Citing the difficult economics of developing upfront premium games, the developer has also put into place a process to ensure people who purchased the game previously can still enjoy an ad-free experience. To take advantage of this offer, the developer requests that purchasers contact it.

Neon Shadow is a retro-ish firt-person shooter game that has a multiplayer component; we has an opportunity to review it a while back.

Mines of Mars is a mining/discovery adventure with RPG elements that we had the privilege of formally looking at last year.

As noted earlier, both games are available for free right now on Google Play

[Our Neon Shadow Review][Our Mines of Mars Review]

Cartoon Network Launches Ensemble Kart Game Formula Cartoon All Stars

Cartoon Network Launches Ensemble Kart Game Formula Cartoon All Stars

Jun 25, 2015

Cartoon Network is bringing up a new game for Android gamers called Formula Carton All Stars.

The game brings some of Cartoon Network’s most popular characters together in a kart racing adventure, with several interesting features like an asynchronous multiplayer mode and more.

Get ready to race with your favorite Cartoon Network characters on spectacular 3D tracks full of action and adrenaline in Formula Cartoon All-Stars!
ALL YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS
Enjoy a huge roster of characters, including Finn, Gumball, Mordecai, Ben 10, Jake, Rigby, Muscle Man, Steven Universe, Clarence and many more.
CRAZY CART CHAOS
Formula Cartoon All-Stars isn’t just about speed. You’ll also have to master the use of all sorts of crazy power-ups like ice cubes, bubbles, tomatoes and more. Take down your opponents and cruise into first place!
CUSTOM WHEELS (AND MORE!)
Personalize your racing machine by mixing more than 100 different pieces. Create a unique vehicle that fits your style. Upgrade your acceleration, top speed and turbo to make the raddest ride on the track.
TOURNAMENTS GALORE
Unlock show-themed tournaments and post your fastest times against other players. Top players can win cool rewards, and there are always new tournaments to enter.
A TON OF TRACKS
Race over 75 different variations of tracks set in some of Cartoon Network’s coolest locales, like the Candy Kingdom, Regular Show’s Park, Elmore Junior High and many others.
ONE-TOUCH STEERING
Accelerate, turn and drift, all with just one finger. The deceptively simple control scheme makes racing fun for all, but you’ll need motor oil in your veins to reach the highest level of achievement.
Will you taste the glory of victory, or eat the dust of defeat? There’s only one way to find out: Start playing FORMULA CARTOON ALL-STARS!

The game is available on Google Play and Amazon Appstore for $3.99. It is ad-supported and has in-app purchases.